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Old October 28, 2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Kydex IWB empty for prolong periods - OK?

I am planning to get a quality IWB holster - crossbreed, raven, white hat, something like that.

I can't carry at work (company policy forbids). However, I'd like to wear my holster full time so it always feels natural (and my clothes are properly sized).

Will an empty Kydex-based holster deform typically if it's worn empty for a long period of time (8-9 hours a day)? I can ask the maker, too, when I pick one.
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Old October 28, 2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Well, it seems like it could deform the holster with the belt applying pressure all day. So, just in case what if you bought a “blue gun” and cut the grip off then holstered it to help hold the shape?
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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The Kydex should hold up just fine from normal wear.

Of course, if you bump into something without a gun in the holster... it could definitely break the kydex shell.

Fortunately the stuff is cheap and you should be able to replace the shell if that ever happened.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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Quality IWB holster

If you are looking at IWB hybrids you might as well take a look at my for sale thread. The holster will not deform if worn empty. Kydex is pretty tough stuff. I make hybrids similar to the crossbreed and options like combat cut or OD green kydex dont cost any extra. $40 for any holster. I wouldnt worry about bumping into stuff either. Ive smacked kydex shells with a hammer and they didnt break or crack. Thicker kydex will be even stronger but even the .060 is strong enough to withstand bumping into stuff. I carry up to .093 in OD and black.
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Old November 6, 2012, 10:09 PM   #5
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I would bet you are ok. It would probably be better then leaving it in your car all day.

I was looking at a holster company (canr remember which one) and they use a thinner kydex for a model and they say not to leave it in the car as it will deform from the heat.
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